Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate

Overall health and risk of degenerative disease are inextricably linked to diet. This innovative, world-recognized, world-class, online certificate program introduces a new way of thinking about nutrition, while exploring the benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet. Based on the research and teachings of Dr. T. Colin Campbell (The China Study) and a variety of leading experts in the field, this program applies real world knowledge that can be applied to nearly any field of study.

  • Taught by world-renowned faculty
  • Readily available live, expert instructor team
  • No pre-requisites
  • Research-based content
  • Network with students from around the world
  • Continuing education credits

Certificate Overview

The certificate is divided into 3 courses, each taking 2 weeks to complete and includes 17 information packed lectures, readings, moderated discussions, no-pressure quizzes, and bonus materials (Estimated time commitment of 5 to 7 hours per week).

In the program you will learn about:

  • The role of nutrition in the development of chronic disease
  • Physiological reasons we are drawn to foods that do not support health
  • Environmental consequences of food choices
  • The impact of industry on both science and public policy
  • The rationale for whole food, plant-based nutrition
  • and more!

Our courses are offered through eCornell, a subsidiary of Cornell University. eCornell is an online learning company with an innovative approach to delivering Cornell University course content in an online socially-networked environment and is used by several of the world's largest corporations and not-for-profits. Through eCornell, CNS builds an active online community and enables dynamic course content.